separating amp head from combos

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by Sumanovo razor, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    can one separate the amp head from a combo amplifier...so that he can use the amp head with other speakers
     
  2. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Yes, can be done, requires building a new cab for the head unit......and remember it also voids the warranty....

    I am planning to do that for my laney cub 10, but its out of warranty anyways.....so doesn't matter... planning to do that with pine
     
  3. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    from where will you buy pine wood...
     
  4. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    There are a lot of sources here to get pine, I have mine.......its expensive, and its soft wood, so kind of hard to work with.......
     
  5. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    soft wood .. hard to work with... :p
     
  6. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Yeah Ricky, meaning ---- It breaks too easily and its pretty easy to overdo sanding or such things on it, so need to be very careful with pine...so in that sense :D
     
  7. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    soft wood...resonating but wont have a rugged construction
     
  8. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Well as i mentioned earlier, I am using soft wood (pine) to construct a head unit and not a speaker cabinet, so doesnt matter if it resonates, doesnt resonate.....and it ofcourse will be rugged, depends on how you build it, I am going to use dove tail joints for this......
    Pine is soft, but not much soft that it wont be rugged, most older fender amps were made using pine.......and they are definitely rugged...
     
  9. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Why use Pine wood then? Any advantage?
     
  10. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Using plywood/MDF should be equally good i guess...
     
  11. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Pine because, I do not want to Tolex the head unit, and pine has some really nice grain and pattern that would be natural looking, will just apply some clear coat.

    It would look somewhat like the picture i attached here......
     

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  12. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    It would, but that would need tolexing etc, which i really do not want to do, want a natural looking wooden cab for the head.
     
  13. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Wow the natural finish is really good...
     
  14. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Yeah it looks AWEOSME.........I hope I can get that kind of finish too.......Ordered the wood already.....Hoping I get the best pieces possible.....Will be going to the shop this friday to select the wood and get it.....
     
  15. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    My pedalboard is made of same wood i guess... looks similar.. The finish was too awesome to be painted or polished...
     
  16. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Yeah, solid wood finish generally comes up really nice........
     
  17. amithkallupalam

    amithkallupalam New Member

  18. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Just a word of caution... If you have a tube amp, make sure your speaker is plugged in before you start playing. Otherwise you could blow the output transformer of your amp before you know it.
     
  19. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Little Correction..
     
  20. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    woo that looks amazing...it looks like a maple wood...
     

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